A local man who admitted having a knife in a St Leonards pub has been given a suspended prison sentence.
David Ryan, 39, of Larkfield Close St Leonards, pleaded guilty to being in possession of a Stanley knife in the Duke public house, St Leonards, on November 17, said a magistrates’ court document.
He was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison, suspended for one year.
Magistrates said the reason for the sentence was that he had a bladed article in a public place and had caused distress to a woman.
The court also made a community order with a requirement of 120 hours unpaid work. He was ordered to pay £150 in compensation.